Industry News

Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a publisher of research and education resources for libraries, schools and businesses, announced the launch of Analytics On Demand, an innovative data analysis tool to help libraries discover key insights about their library community—who is and isn’t using their resources—to better inform strategic planning, collection development, programming and to measure the impact of day-to-day decision making.

4/14/2014

The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and industry partner RESPEC announced the launch of the Shale Research Initiative funded by the State of South Dakota in the recently concluded legislative session. Initial work will assess the feasibility of what would be the nation’s first underground shale research laboratory.

4/14/2014

Choate Construction Company and the University of North Carolina celebrated the completion of the Imaging Research Building, now titled Marsico Hall. Located on UNC’s campus in Chapel Hill, Marsico Hall will be the University’s premiere research facility, bringing together both UNC’s School of Pharmacy and the School of Medicine.

4/14/2014

Impulse Point, provider of the industry’s most scalable, and easiest to deploy and maintain network access control (NAC) solutions for diverse networks in support of BYOD, announces the availability of a Safe•Connect custom policy to address the end of support for Windows XP.

4/14/2014

PlattForm, a full-service marketing solutions provider to colleges and universities worldwide, is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the launch of new enrollment and program management solutions, Attribrand and Academic Program Management.

4/11/2014

The Hitachi CP-WU13K projector offers 13,000 lumens brightness plus advanced functionality and flexible installation features, ideal for large auditoriums, broadcast applications, conference rooms, museums and concert or stage productions.

4/11/2014

Inceptia, a division of NSLP, announced that it will pilot its proprietary online financial education program, Financial Avenue, for free to all high schools in California, Nebraska, New Mexico, Michigan, Oregon, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

4/11/2014

The second-year results of Money Matters on Campus show that policy makers, practitioners and educators should encourage more and differentiated financial literacy education components in K-12 environments. Further, results indicate that colleges and universities should provide financial education early on in the college experience to maximize the likelihood that students will make sound financial decisions and increase their chance of degree completion.

4/11/2014

ABB Robotics made a gift of $50,000 to the Oakland University School of Engineering and Computer Science, in support of the school’s development of a four-year industrial robotics and automation program.

4/10/2014

Aerva, a software platform for managing and delivering content and experiences across digital media channels, announced Babson College as a new customer that implemented Aerva’s cloud-based software across its digital signage network.

4/10/2014

Mediasite users nominated organizations for this annual honor of excellence in Mediasite integration into business, education, health and government. This year’s finalists achieved measurable improvements in information accessibility, cost-savings, efficiency and productivity through Mediasite and join more than 160 organizations from around the world that have been recognized since 2005.

4/10/2014

Blackboard Inc. announced that it is joining Internet2, a consortium of thought leaders in the education industry who collaborate on cutting-edge network and technology innovations to overcome challenges facing higher education institutions. The company will also be working with the Internet2’s higher education community to validate customized education services for the community.

4/10/2014

In an effort to fight food waste and to help those in need, the Lycoming College Sustainability Committee has teamed up with the Food Recovery Network to save surplus food in the college’s dining hall and donate it to the local American Rescue Workers’ shelter. Lycoming recently became the 50th chapter of the FRN in the nation.

4/9/2014

In 2013, HALOCK Security Labs noted information security vulnerabilities at colleges and universities along with numerous challenges that plague these institutions across the United States. More breaches may come to light if higher education institutions do not rethink their security measures.

4/9/2014

Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a leader in delivering technology solutions for government, enterprise and SMB markets, announced two new large-format 4K LED displays along with other new professional AV technologies at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show.

4/9/2014

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